Improving Minutiae Detection in Fingerprints Using Multiresolution Contrast Enhancement
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- Chianese A., Moscato V., Penta A., Picariello A. (2006) Improving Minutiae Detection in Fingerprints Using Multiresolution Contrast Enhancement. In: Campilho A., Kamel M. (eds) Image Analysis and Recognition. ICIAR 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4142. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The majority of automatic fingerprint matching systems depends on the comparison of the local ridge characteristics (bifurcation and termination), and a critical step in fingerprint matching is to extract minutiae from the input image. In this work we propose a novel ridge following algorithm based on a robust image enhancement filtering. Several experiments are carried out, showing the performances of the proposed approach.
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